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Legislative advocacy program engages alumni
This spring Oakland University’s Alumni Association and Oakland’s Office of Government Relations will launch a first-ever alumni advocacy program. Named the Grassroots Grizzlies Advocacy Network, the initiative is expected to make an important impact on state appropriations for Oakland University. Full story >>>  

OU men’s and women’s basketball continue postseason play
Put on your black and gold! The Oakland University men’s and women’s basketball teams have been invited to participate in two postseason tournaments, with first round games beginning this week in the O’rena. Full Story >>>

Alumni night at the Joe
The Oakland University Alumni Association is hitting the ice! Join OU alumni and friends at Joe Louis Arena. Join fellow alumni on Sunday, March 29 when the Detroit Red Wings take on the Nashville Predators at 5 p.m. Dinner will be provided at a special pre-game reception for OU fans beginning at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person and include dinner and a game ticket. Full Story >>>

Stay in touch with fellow alumni and former classmates. Let us know what's new with you. GrizzLink classnotes showcase the latest about your career, your family and more. GrizzLink members can search the OUAA Class Notes by category or class year. Members can also post their own Class Note and add a photo as well. For details, visit

Oct. 16 – 29, 2009 

This fall’s Grizzly Getaway vacation is a cruise to the Mediterranean and Greek Isles. Travelers will visit many exotic ports of call, including rarely seen “boutique” ports, including Santorini, Corfu, Delos and Mykonos in Greece, Kotor in Montenegro, Dubrovnik in Croatia and Ancona in Italy. International travel opportunities are available with Go Next, who provides high quality travel at affordable prices to alumni and friends of the OUAA.

For more information, visit the Grizzly Getaway Travel page on the OU Alumni web site. 

Oakland University Alumni Association memberships are available for friends of the university as well as alumni. Sign up now for your choice of stateroom selection and free airfare plus a special price reduction of $2,000 off per stateroom if reserved by March 25, 2009. Book your reservation at (800) 842-9023 or visit
New Business Center Powers Integrated Approach
Oakland University’s School of Business Administration recently announced its new Center for Integrated Business and Research Education (CIBRE) to prepare businesses, professionals, researchers and students for the rapid changes in today’s business world through the power of integration. Full Story >>>

The Run for Autism
Join OU CARES on May 17, 2009 to run for autism and help OUCARES and Homes for Autism continue to provide services to individuals and families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Full Story >>>
Wind Symphony among selected few
The Oakland University Wind Symphony was selected to perform at the 2009 Michigan Music Conference, an annual state-wide gathering of music educators. Full Story >>>

OU partners to identify future scholarship recipients
OU’s School of Education and Human Services has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (BBBSMD) to bring educational opportunities to young adults who are ready for college, and helping to find mentors for the children that participate in BBBSMD. Full Story >>>
Ernie Harwell Keynotes Rochester Prayer Breakfast
Hear from Detroit’s own Ernie Harwell at the 28th annual Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, May 7, 2009 from 7 - 9 a.m. at Oakland University's Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion. Full Story >>>
Men’s Breakfast
The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Men’s Breakfast Friday, May 1, 2009 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at Great Oaks Country Club. Contact Anne Burns at (248) 651-6700 for more information.
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March 2009 


March 25, 2009
Focusing on You: Using personality assessments to move yourself forward

March 31, 2009
OU Day at the Capitol

April 7, 2009
Lit to Film Book Club 

April 17, 2009
Donor Gala

May 18, 2009
Legislative Advocacy Breakfast

June 13, 2009
OU Day at the Zoo

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